- Steel City Brewing - Steel City’s brew for September is a home collaboration, and as Dave owed collabs to both Mike at Landlocked and Jimmy at Lost Industry, and has an eye for a BOGOF bargain, it’s a three way collaboration. AFA (which stands for Absolutely something something…) is a pale hoppy number, 111ibu and featuring Chinook, Kazbek and […]
- Blue Bee Brewery - As summer draws to an end we keep ploughing forward with new specials. The first of which is brewed with the one of our favourite hops of the moment: Equinox. We have showcased this American hop in Equinox Pale 4.2% which has big tropical fruit and grapefruit flavours accompanied by pie like flavours leading to a dry finish. […]
- Abbeydale Brewery - A big thank you to everyone who came down to raise a pint with us at the Devonshire Cat in celebration of Moonshine’s 20th birthday! Moonshine is much-loved here at Abbeydale HQ, and it’s had a sensational journey over the years, becoming one of Sheffield’s most iconic and well recognised beers and now being distributed […]
- Neepsend Brew Co - It’s been another busy few weeks at Neepsend Brew Co – we’ve been brewing plenty of new beers, undergone a re-brand with a new logo based on Ball Street bridge and have just taken delivery of another new brewing vessel. Our tropical pale ale, Manna (4.3%), brewed with Citra, Equinox and Mosaic hops and a […]
- Sheffield Tap does Cask Ale Week - Sheffield Beer Week, The Sheffield Tap and Tapped Brew Co are joining together to celebrate Cask Ale Week by brewing a Sheffield heritage beer recipe this September. Cask Ale week is a nationwide event celebrating the great British cask ale and begins September 22nd. Join in this cask ale celebration and Sheffield beer at The […]
Hope Valley Beer & Cider Festival
Fri 26 – Mon 29 Aug
The Old Hall Hotel in Hope present their regular bank holiday beer festival contained in a marquee in the car park with a great range of ales and ciders, food and entertainment all set in the beautiful Peak District National Park. Bus 271/272/273 (Sheffield-Castleton) pass directly outside the pub or Hope railway station (Sheffield-Manchester line) is a 10-15 minute walk away.
Wed 31 Aug – Sat 3 Sep
Opens from 6pm Wednesday and 11am Thursday to Saturday, the venue is Durham Students Union. Regular trains run direct from Sheffield.
Elsecar by the Sea (Barnsley CAMRA)
Thu 1 – Sat 3 Sep
30+ real ales, ciders and world beers, live music on Friday and Saturday nights. Fringe events in nearby pubs. The venue is Milton Hall, a short walk from Elsecar railway station (Sheffield-Leeds/Huddersfield line).
On the Fringe
Thu 1 – Sun 4 Sep
Around 30 new/unusual ales spread across 3 classic Sheffield pubs – the Gardeners Rest, the Forest and the Hillsborough Hotel.
Thu 8 – Sat 10 Sep
A new venue this year, the Masonic Halls on Lichfield Street. Range of real ales including a number of new beers and festival specials plus cider and perry. Food available.
- Pub of the Month, August 2016: The Beer Engine - The Beer Engine was opened in its current guise about a year and a half ago, having been through a number of incarnations such as Delaney’s Music Bar since the premises last since carried the current name. Behind it is Tom Harrington (known as Baz to some of his friends), who has previously worked for […]
- Award presentation galleries - District Pub of the Year – Anglers Rest, Millers Dale July Pub of the Month – Walkley Beer Company
- Pub of the Month – July 2016: The Walkley Beer Company - The Walkley Beer Company in a previous brief and festive life was the Crookes Ale House, a pop up experiment by local lad Kit Challis back in Christmas 2013 to test the market for a micropub in the area. During its brief existence in a former fancy dress shop a range of 3 cask ales […]
- North Derbyshire Pub of the Year - Both Sheffield & District and Dronfield & District branches of CAMRA name a pub of the year winner in Derbyshire which gets put forward into the opening round of the national competition, the county round, which in this case is North Derbyshire. Sheffield’s entry was the Anglers Rest in Millers Dale and Dronfield’s was the […]
- Bath Hotel presented with June Pub of the Month - The evening of 14th June saw us present the Bath Hotel with their Pub of the Month award and those assembled enjoy not only some good beer but musical entertainment too with DJ Alex Cooper playing 60’s motown and soul plus live music from Fargo Railroad Company & Dobra.
- Sheffield Beer Hotspots – Upper Don Valley - The Upper Don Valley between Sheffield City Centre and Hillsborough, which includes Kelham Island, Shalesmoor and Neepsend, is Sheffield’s famous Valley of beer with enough good beer pubs to keep ale lovers happy for a while! The pubs are easily accessible with the 7/8 bus running frequently down one side of the valley and the […]
- Plough, Crosspool - The Plough Inn (Crosspool) was a Tennants pub for many years. In 1962, ownership changed when Whitbread took over Sheffield-based Tennants. More recently, in 2003, Enterprise Inns took ownership of the pub. Since that date, there appears to have been no serious maintenance work. Some would claim that Enterprise have left the pub to rot. […]
- Sheffield’s pub heritage – Fagan’s - Fagan’s, originally ‘The Barrel’ is documented on an 1815 map. This indicates that the current left-hand room was, at that time, a neighbouring tenement, the pub and the tenement sharing a yard at the rear of the property. The last major change to the interior was in 1953 (architect, John Foster): an extension which includes […]
- Anglers Rest, Millers Dale - Fundraisers for Manchester’s Christie NHS Foundation Trust taking part in a Manchester to London cycle ride stopped off recently at the Anglers, with the pub opening early for them to partake in coffee, cakes and other refreshment – and collect a charitable donation. So far in total the charity appeal the cyclists are supporting has […]
- Asset of Community Value (ACV) update - On 16th May, Sheffield and District CAMRA submitted an ACV application for the University Arms to Sheffield City Council (SCC). Over eight weeks later, on 27th July we received an email from SCC which included a six-page document from a legal company, Pinsent Masons, employed by the owners of the pub, the University of Sheffield. This letter […]
- Inn Brief
Following on from this years amazing Three Valleys festival, this bank holiday weekend the Dronfield Arms will be hosting its second annual August bank holiday beer fest, with a bouncy castle and childrens entertainment throughout the day, and live music all evening, along with great food from Proove pizza and amazing ales from Hopjacker.
Stancill Brewery now have a pub to call their brewery tap! The Horse & Jockey at 250 Wadsley Lane, near Hillsborough (on bus routes 57,61 and 62) is now theirs and following a refurbishment has 10 handpumps showcasing their range of cask beers. A discount is currently available for CAMRA members. You can also try the Stancill lager and gin here too! The grand opening party is on 29th July from 4pm and will feature live music and a food stall from Nether Edge Pizza.
The Anchor near Tideswell is now part of Rick Ellison’s group of Peak District pubs, which includes the Old Hall Hotel in Hope and the Peak Inn at Castleton. Those that are a regular at the Old Hall will know Pascal who is moving to the Anchor to manage the pub for Rick. The theme will be ‘rum and steak house’ with as that suggests an extended choice of rums and a food menu that is focused mainly on steaks – however it will otherwise still operate as a cosy country cottage type pub with a selection of real ales.
- L. Stuart Burrows - The Sheffield pub scene has lost one of its great characters. L Stuart Burrows, the long-serving licensee of the Mount Pleasant on Derbyshire Lane, died unexpectedly on Friday, 29th July. Stuart, a former Sales Metallurgist/Chemist found his true vocation when he took the licence in September, 1993. At the time the only real ale available was […]
- Sons of the Desert on tour - A group of Laurel and Hardy fans, Sons of the Dessert, took a mini bus to Ulverston in Cumbria, the birth place of Stan Laurel. The Stan Laurel Inn has six hand pulled beers, mainly from local breweries and my choice was Barngates Brathay Gold. A few minutes walk away is the house where Stan Laurel was […]
- Introducing Peel Ale - Beer Matters, as the newsletter of Sheffield & District branch of CAMRA, has throughout its life so far – all 466 issues across over 40 years – included the town of Dronfield and the surrounding villages in its area of coverage. However Dronfield now has its own CAMRA branch with its own local group of […]
- Annual Beer Census - Annual Beer Census – Sat 3rd September 2016 As many of you will be aware, Sheffield CAMRA organises an annual city-wide survey to collect information on which beers are available in the city on a particular day. We have been doing this for a few years now, and we are pleased to say that despite various claims from other cities such […]
- Annual Beer Census - This annual survey helps us take the pulse of Sheffield’s real ale scene, recording the variety of beers out there on the City’s bars along with the prices charged. In the past we have used the results in terms of the number of different beers available to claim Sheffield as the Real Ale Capital of […]